Individualized College Support Everywhere You Need It
Welcome to Collegiate Virtual.
Individualized virtual college support everywhere you need it. Now is the time; wherever you are is the place.
Based on our experience, we enhanced our services to create a virtual community platform that works. Everything that is available in our in-person model is now available virtually. And we are now together all over the country. In our online model, the level of student engagement increased dramatically. With higher engagement, we accomplish more. Success breeds success and strengthens our relationships with students.
Some students are just more comfortable getting together virtually. Digital natives, our students communicate with their peers virtually. This is where many of their interactions start and grow. We get that and structure our relationships accordingly.
Within the context of these resonant relationships, that comfortability leads to greater cognitive flexibility, self-awareness, and better, more open communication. This ease, fostered by mutual trust and empathic listening, is the bedrock of our work during the academic year and in our Summer Cohort. It is here that students find a respectful, safe environment in which they can honestly self-report and our staff can give appropriate feedback in the form of the right amount of digital prompts, regular meetings, and frequent check-ins.
More Time in Direct Support
Our approach is focused on outcomes rather than hours; we are able to achieve desired outcomes Virtually. In fact, our experience has been with individualized virtual college support, certain layers of complexity disappear. Free from the demands of in-person interactions, many students are far more likely to show up and engage. Our meetings are happening with ease; where the students want them to happen. And in the quiet, private environment we are able to create digitally, our meetings can often be shorter, more directed with fewer distraction or interruptions. With shorter more focused meetings that occur with greater frequency, we have increased the amount of time we spend in a direct-care environment with our students.
Collegiate Virtual Success
Our comprehensive virtual skills development and support helps students meet the unique demands of the college experience through the following focus areas:
- Mastery of course management systems such as Blackboard, Collaborate, Moodle, and Canvas
- Support in asynchronous and self-directed learning environments that are increasingly becoming the new normal for some colleges
- Ongoing progress monitoring that keeps students engaged and up-to-date
- Access to our community’s virtual skills and relationship building resources such as Virtual Hangouts, Virtual Study Hall, Virtual Office Hours, and other opportunities to enrich the college experience where you are
Individualized Virtual College Support Nationwide
As in our in-person model, our support is focused on student success. Individual goals form the outline of what success will look like for each student. In other words, our support is not a matter of plugging a student into an existing program but of tailoring the Collegiate Virtual program to meet the specific needs of that student.
The level of self-awareness and self-advocacy required for college students is of a different magnitude than that required of secondary school students. This is where Focus Collegiate fills in the gaps to make a smooth transition from high school to college or college re-entry after a pause.
The individualized collaborative approach that distinguishes Focus Collegiate and Collegiate Virtual engenders confidence and accountability in our students in-person in the Greater Boston Area and now virtually wherever you are…from Boston College to San Diego State.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the law that provides students with IEPs, no longer applies to students once they graduate from high school.
Colleges vary greatly in their disability determinations and are often far more restrictive than high schools in granting accommodations.National Center for Learning Disabilities